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CANADA: CARICOM Cultural Art Exhibition – Ottawa ON. Canada – July 16-17. 2022

In commemoration of CARICOM’s 49th Anniversary, the CARICOM missions in Ottawa will be hosting an Art Exhibition which will include art pieces and crafts from Guyanese Artists in the Diaspora. 
The event will be held at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society at 50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, on July 16-17, 2022.  Please see attached for more information.

BARBADOS: Guyana-born Ingrid Griffith presents Shirley Chisholm – Barbados – June 25th and 26th, 2022

WORLD: The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist – video

WORLD: The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist

What will be the biggest stories of 2022? As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, President Xi will cement his power as leader of China, tech giants will coax more of us into virtual worlds and the space race reaches new heights. The Economist is back with its annual look at the top stories of the year ahead.              Continue reading

CENTRAL-TUTORIAL ALUMNI FAMILY PICNIC – Sunday, July 10, 2022 9:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 10, 2022 9:00 a.m.

CENTRAL-TUTORIAL ALUMNI FAMILY PICNIC

Let’s get together

Fellow Alumni and Friends:

After a 2 year hiatus due to COVID, it’s time for us to get out and enjoy the summer.

Your Executive is hosting a joint  CENTRAL-TUTORIAL ALUMNI FAMILY PICNIC, July 10, 2022  starting at 9:00 AM. and we’d love to see you there. This is a revival of the annual gatherings we have had in the past and will again be held at:          Continue reading

MUSIC: Guyana-born Eddy Grant – Gimme Hope Jo’Anna (Live at Nelson Mandela Concert)

Eddy Grant (and Kurt Darren) – Gimme Hope Jo’Anna (Live at Nelson Mandela Concert)

This ain’t just a song it is a great anti apartheid song, highly political with deep rooted meaning. Legendary performance from the legendary Eddie Grant.

“She got a system they call apartheid it keeps a brotha inna subjection… I hear she make all the golden money to buy new weapons, any shape of guns While every mother in black Soweto fears the killing of another son” Another Great Song. Rest In Peace Nelson “Madiba” Mandela.

MUSIC: Ziggy Marley – One Love (Bob Marley cover) | Live at Pol’And’Rock Festival (2019)

Ziggy Marley – One Love (Bob Marley cover) | Live at Pol’And’Rock Festival (2019)

Ziggy Marley performs his father Bob Marley’s classic anthem “One Love” live at the Pol’And’Rock Festival in Kostrzyn and Odra, Poland on August 1, 2019 during the Rebellion Rises world tour!.

GUYANA: Santa Rosa’s Marti De Souza leading efforts to transform education in hinterland

Marti De Souza
Marti De Souza

Marti Fernando De Souza, 39, Deputy Chief Education Officer with responsibility for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development, is working to eliminate the disparity that exists in the education system between the hinterland and the coastland, create opportunities for trained and qualified teachers to teach, and to improve pass rates in examinations in hinterland areas.

At the end of 2020, the Ministry of Education (MoE) saw the need for someone who can relate to the hinterland and work on policies at the ministry level to bring the standard of education in the hinterland to a level that is on par with the coastland. As a result, the ministry created the post of DCEO for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development and offered it to De Souza.

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Linden Fund USA (LFU)- Summer Events in New Jersey – BBQ on June 25 + Fun Day on July 17, 2022

The Linden Fund USA is hosting two events this summer in New Jersey.  A BBQ Lime will take place on Saturday, June 25th in Newark, NJ. And after a two-year hiatus, we will gather again for our annual Family Fun Day event to be held on Sunday, July 17th in Plainfield, NJ. 
Enjoy a fun relaxing time catching up with old friends in an open atmosphere.  See the attached flyers.  

GUYANA: Poetry Recital: Martin Carter’s Poems – “Jail Me Quickly” – June 7. 2022 @11.00 AM Guyana

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You are warmly invited to our annual commemoration of the birth of
Martin Carter. This year we will feature a short sequence of poems
published in New World Magazine in 1964, entitled Jail Me Quickly.

The sequence is as follows:
Black Friday1962 (‘were some who ran one way…’)
After One Year (‘So jail me quickly, clang the illiterate door…’)
What Can a Man Do More (‘How utter truth when falsehood is the truth?’)
Where are Free Men? (‘O we have endured such absurd times’)
Childhood of a Voice (‘Imagine it, the childhood of a voice…’)

The recital has been pre-recorded and lasts half an hour. It will air on YouTube at the time stated and be available to view at any point after that.
Dr Gemma Robinson provides an introduction to the collection and insights into each individual poem.
Readers are Konyo Addo, Jasper Adams, Stephanie Bowry, Stanley Greaves and Lloyd Marshall.

Moray House Trust has spent a decade working to promote Guyanese culture and public discourse. We believe that a culture thrives and
develops where ideas circulate and are robustly debated and interrogated.

Event:         Poetry Recital
Title:            Jail Me Quickly
Date:           Tuesday 7th June 2022
Time:          11.00 AM Guyana
YouTube:    https://youtu.be/T7GjxmpWaDk

Regards,
Moray House Trust

Short Stories – Flights of Fancy – By Geoff and Cruz Burrowes

 – By Geoff and Cruz Burrowes

Fancy Moore loved flying. Her father, Bill, was a big man, tall and with broad shoulders and a roughish twinkle in his eye  He was so big he almost had trouble fitting into his gleaming F35 fighter but he’d passed his love of soaring into the ‘wild blue yonder’ the white clouds, the deep blue sky to his daughter Fancy.

His old yellow Piper Cub plane, which normally slept in the old barn, at the edge of the farmer’s field behind their house, was meticulously serviced and Bill would take Fancy for flights as often as he could so she could savour the smell of old leather and oil and Avgas, could thrill to the roar of the old Continental engine as it pressed her back into her seat as her Dad accelerated down the worn strip of grass.      Continue reading

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